Friday, December 24, 2010
Here I am up way early on this cold morning of Christmas Eve. I go to work today at 6:30 am. I'm filling in for my co-worker Blare who is taking the next three days off to be with her two daughters. Blare works the day shift (7 am to 3 pm.) My usual hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, the second shift 3 pm to 11 pm. Yes, I am a Nighttime Person. I work part time at the hotel on the front desk two nights a week. I also fill in for my co-workers when they are on vacation of sick.
Years ago when I got my first hotel job at the Pittsburgh Hilton hotel, I quit after three months because I didn't want to spend a career working holidays and weekends. For thirty-five years I worked in banking. When I left banking I went back to hotel work, part time in 1998. I've been working at hotels ever since with a few breaks. It is ironic, but now I don't mind working holidays and weekends. Obviously my priorities when I was 21 years old (living for the weekends to spend time with my friends at the bars and nightclubs) and when I was 57 years old have changed. For the better I might add!
So, as I prepare to go into work this cold Christmas Eve on the Delaware coast I want to take this time to wish everyone a very